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    September 8, 2010
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found in the program's home is the murder weapon. she said the couple had been trying to reconcile. right now, he's in critical but stable condition at shock trauma but is unresponsive. and has yet to be interviewed by police. court records show they had a turbulent relationship. relationship. the windows are boarded up. and crews carry out this. police say damon willy white murdered his ex-wife. >> wonderful, wonderful, gentle woman. it's just a shame. >> the suspect is sill in the hospital. and we don't believe anyone else was present at the time. we have not been able to gather information about intent or why it happened the way it did.
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>> reporter: police say white had been living with his wife temporarily on majors lane. the children were not home at the time. white's sister, tiera, implored people not to judge her brother. >> this is a sad situation. we don't know what happened. they were reconciling, trying to get back together and that he had moved back in. that was in the beginning of august. he was just in a very rough place in his life at this point in time. and i'm not condoning anything that he did because i don't know what he did. >> he was injured, unrelated to the fire, and taken to shock trauma, where he's being treated now. >> reporter: wjz abtain -- obtained a protective order winn filed against him. she said he talked -- stalked her at home and at work and said, if i can't have you, no one will. >> the son said, his daddy had moved back in the house and he was happy he was home with him. just don't know what people will do. just crazy.
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>> reporter: in that protective order, the victim wrote that she changed the locks, that he picked them, in order to get in. that protective order expired about a year ago. right now, the suspect is under armed guard at shock trauma. reporting live at howard county police headquarters, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. the victim's children range in age between 17 and 6 years old. tough news tonight for friends and family of a man who disaer 52 -- disappeared off the coast of ocean city. authorities have found his body. 22-year-old melkus delgado was last seen swimming on august 28th. the washington native's body was found monday, about 16 miles off the coast. the cause of death has not yet been determined. a highly toxic spill. evacuated two baltimore office buildings. right now, crews are still working to clean up the dangerous spill. we'll is live in southwest baltimore. weijia jiang has more on the accident that prompted the investigation. weijia? >> reporter: the process of
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dealing with this is extremely meticulous. because authorities say exposure to even one small drop can lead to health problems. >> a commercial area in southwest baltimore, overflows with emergency equipment and unmistakable hazmat teams, responding to an intense chemical spill around 10:00 a.m. 11 workers in two buildings are evacuated. >> just had to get out. >> reporter: crews first thought they were dealing only with a few gallons of acid, but quickly realized they were wrong. >> further evaluation by our hazmat task force, are revealed closer to 50 to 55 gallons of hydrochloric acid in about a 20 to 30-foot area. >> it happened in baltimore, on the 2900 block of worthington avenue, where there are several other businesses. employees used it to make etchings out of stone. >> reporter: because it is acid, they are not worried
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about explosion. but they are worried about safety of crews inside. this acid can cause respiratory arrest and burn right through the skin to the bone. >> we have our medical director and ems personnel on site here to manage any medical sites. >> hazmat specialists use a base to neutralize the acid. meanwhile, investigators are still trying to answer what caused such a massive spill. >> and the next step is for private contractors to come in and remove the substance. despite all of the potential danger we saw here today, no one was injured. we're live in southwest baltimore tonight, weijia jiang. the other businesses that were evacuated included a small recording studio. a hardware warehouse and a countertop manufacturer. more than two dozen horses killed in a devastating barn fire. tonight, reports that more remains have been found. denise is in the newsroom with
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details. the number of horses killed in the charlestown fire has reached 29. the flames started in a privately owned barn, just across the maryland state line. now, the assistant state fire marshal who is in charge of the investigation, says the actions of emergency responders actually impeded the investigation. according to west virginia's "the journal," the scene of the fire was cleaned up before crews could properly investigate. and investigators now say they're looking into the possibility that an accelerant spread the flames. kai? >> denise, thank you. there are also concerns about how long it took anyone to call 911 after that fire started. >> a warning tonight to anybody who owns a laser pointer. you better be careful where you aim it. airplanes and helicopters are off limits, or you could find yourself behind bars. wjz is live at state police headquarters. derek valcourt has more on why this is such a huge concern. derek? >> reporter: there are several dangerous incidents over the last month. in fact, last month, a chopper
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pilot was temporarily blinded while trying to help on a rescue mission. now, those pilots are going on the offensive. >> reporter: eye in the sky, chopper pilots count on their eyesight, which is why all of these pilots have a problem with handheld laser pointers. >> what people do is take this laser and point it to the sky. >> reporter: it may sound harmless, but when one of these lasers hits a helicopter cockpit at night, it can cause the approximate -- pilot temporary flash blindness. in fact, it has happened to police helicopters six times since january 25th. >> you have the night vision you built up during your flight. gives you some temporary blindness. >> reporter: watch what happens when the light goes out and this hits this cockpit. the bright green light reflect off the bright green glass. it is disorienting to the people inside. >> our flight crews are defenseless.
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there is nothing they can do once this occurs. >> we can't just pull over to the side of the road like you can in a car. >> these are so dangerous to flight crews, they're now making it a point to track down the people who use them and arrest them. and they're trying to get help from the federal government to make tougher laser laws. >> while red lasers can be a nuisance. newer green lasers are 35 times as bright as the red ones. and police say they're becoming more common. >> the whole physiology of it is worse for the eye. >> reporter: helicopters now radio police on the ground, to arrest the people responsible. so far, charging several people with reckless endangerment and assault. >> it's such a problem. ocean city recently passed its own law, trying to make sure that the laser -- no one ever points a laser pointer in someone's face, making it illegal for anyone under 18 to buy laser pointer, punishable by a fine and perhaps even jail time. we're live at state police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> a bill to outlaw pointing a
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laser at an aircraft has been introduced into congress three times. and so far, it has not passed. college classes are now in full swing across the country. but tonight, one maryland campus is on edge. a string of muggings in college park is sparking concerns on the university of maryland campus. adam may has more on the trend police are calling alarming. >> these neighborhoods surrounding the university of maryland college park are heavily populated by students. and in the last couple of weeks, they have been the scene of a rash of robberies. >> reporter: the peaceful labor day holiday comes to a scary end for four people. robbed just blocks away. many off-campus students are now taking precaution. >> walking at night, don't normally go around by yourself. >> reporter: monday's robberies happened just minutes apart. earlier in the weekend, a student was also tackled.
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>> that's kind of frightening as a young female. >> we have had five robberies within the past three weeks which is very disturbing. >> reporter: that makes for a total of 19 robberies since the beginning of 2010. as a result, prince george's county police are stepping up the action. >> of course, one crime is too many. >> reporter: university police are also concerned the chief of police also told wjz, he's beefing up reporting of off- calf off-campus crimes to raise awareness. >> if there are areas that are highly visited or places of gathering for students here, yes, i want to report what's happening in a way of advisories advisories and so forth to keep our students safe. >> reporter: despite this recent spike in crime, police say the number of robberies in this area is down slightly, compared to last year. in college park, adam may, week eyewitness news. -- wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, adam.
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police have not made any arrests in the weekend mugging. a string of hot and dry weather continues. still very sunny and very dry and very warm. wjz is live with first warning weather. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods are update being our forecast. we'll start with bob. >> sunny, hot and dry. very, very dry. extremely dry conditions. take a look at radar. nothing around the region. we had a few clouds this morning. with a front coming through the region. but no precipitation anywhere. take a look at the winds. they have been a factor this afternoon. take a look at the computer. you can see the winds, blowing from 9 is the least. most places, at least in the teens or higher. and the wind gusts are even higher. up to 30 in some spots. mid- to upper 20s, most places. and those winds are causing major, major problems. bernadette woods in the outback with a look at just how dry it's been and how dangerous it is out there for fire. bernadette? >> reporter: that's the big concern. it has been a beautiful stretch of days. however, when we get all of
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those dry days, it starts to add up. and since the end of august, we've only had a trace of rain here in baltimore. august 25th. you can see the lowest pretty much on this entire map. when you combine those high winds with the really dry conditions, and add even dryer air coming in on top of it, this is what we have. red flag warning in effect for most of the state, through this evening. and again so tomorrow, because the bind -- winds are going to pick up once again tomorrow. the fire threat is very high today. will be again tomorrow. and really actually will be until we get decent rain out of this. there say chance for showers and rain on understand sunday. we'll have that coming up. >> all right, bernadette. thank you. turning up the heat on slots. the dispute over a casino in arundel mills mall will be settled by referendum. but as political reporter pat warren explains, there is a lot of ground to cover between now and then. and supporters hit the ground today. >> reporter: so you thought they put this slots mess to
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rest, when voters approved expanded gaming two years ago. now comes another round. an anne arundel county exclusive with the rest sitting around the tv, as pros and cons aired their differences. >> $400 million a year for school room and classroom funding. and police, fire and critical services. >> reporter: a coalition called jobs and revenue says yes to slots in arundel mills. and is on the air and in the neighborhood. to convince voters to approve zoning near slots at the mall. slots for tots. school funding. and public safety funding. high on their list. >> outside the building. that's what a lot of people don't understand because of the commercials that have been out. >> reporter: try telling that to donald childs who lives a hop, skip and highway across from the mall. >> i think it's absolutely terrible. because it can cause crime. >> reporter: anne arundel county police officer, hugo
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cardenas disagrees. >> i don't think so. without the jobs, crime might increase. we'll have more unemployment. and that causes our business to go up. >> reporter: the coalition includes the cordish company, which owns the anne arundel license to slots. >> this will be something you'll all be proud of. it will be something that your families will go to. it will increase the security in the area. every place we've ever done it. all have you to do is check our track record. >> reporter: one thing you can count on when it comes to slots at arundel mills is a fight. the coalition in favor of question a knows that. been there, done that. got the t-shirt. reporting from arundel mills, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hill. >> all right, pat. thank you. the zoning has been approved by the county. but opponents got enough signatures to put it on the november ballot. for complete coverage of campaign 2010, stay with wjz. log on for the latest poll results results and updated information. it is all online.
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wjz.com. still ahead at 5:00. growing outrage. the planned burning of the muslim holy book. tonight, what the pastor behind it all says about his plan to move forward. why are we doing this this way? >> reporter: history is made in our studio. how what the baltimore police are doing could affect you. i'm mike schuh, the story when we return. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, weather extremes in maryland. and weather more on the way. that story when eyewitness news continues. high temperatures all over maryland. the hot and dry weather, sparking fire dangers, though. the update the first warning weather forecast with bob coming up. ,,,, today is the day i double down.
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the baltimore police today launched a first in the nation effort to get better and more accurate information out to its citizens. mike schuh is live at wjz.com
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with details of our exclusive access to a new way police will communicate. mike. it's very interesting. >> well, mary, if you've heard of skype or google chat, then you're on your way to tap into a raw thing. >> reporter: by the time it gets to this, everyone wants to know what happened. bieveryone isn't -- but everyone isn't alowed in the -- allowed in the press conferences at police meetings. only journalists are. >> frankly, they have the right to know. >> reporter: this is the public information officer. >> the media, along with members of the public will be able to sign in and listen to what we have to say. >> why are we doing this this way? >> the mayor had a conversation with all of the state department heads and really challenged them to utillinize -- utilize technology. >> this is another way to get the message out. if you're concerned about
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what's happening in your neighborhood, can you tap in and get the same answers we as reporters here. >> absolutely. it's just another extension of our community engagement efforts. the person in the neighborhood, they want a lot of other kind of information that perhaps may not make it into main stream media. >> absolutely. and this gives any member of the community a chance to ask those questions. >> reporter: what's going on here will be a work in progress. and ultimately, police hope it helps them. >> we want to get our message out, when it comes to crime alerts, police information. directing consumers. so that people can also share information with the police department. police say as far as they know, they are the only major department in the country trying out this citizen press conference idea this weekend, police will hold its first news conference with the access. if you're waiting for
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someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with sharon gibala live at traffic control. kind of a new and unusual problem right now on the west side of the beltway. we have an overturned tractor- trailer there. that is block being the-- blocking the right lanes. 50 westbound, there's an accident at 97. another in middle river on eastern avenue at reed road. two accidents in the city, north calvert at east chase. erdmann at maple ton and o'donnell at interstate avenue. there is a live look at the top side of the beltway, from stevenson to harford road. you're looking at a 30-minute setback there with average speed of 21 miles per hour. there's a look at the west side. west side inner loop, slow. 17 minutes minutes from 95 to liberty road. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. hurry into subway for breakfast. and try any new breakfast sandwich. like the new egg white western
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melt. with a double white omelette. get a seattle's best coffee, too. a special celebration about to get under way tonight for jewish communities and around the world. sundown marks the start of the jewish holiday, rosh hash ana. -- hashanah. it is the start of the jewish new year at sundown. it's got to be cooler than 92 degrees. we're still at 91. but the amazing thing is the dew point is at 38 degrees, which makes our humidity a desert dry 15%. west winds at 18. extreme fire danger everywhere. please be careful. the barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at the forecast after this. ,,,,,,,
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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extremely dry out there today. a little breezy on the water. but water probably a good place to be. as you can see, a little bit of the waves now. the winds have been variable, from 5, 15, 20. even higher gusts, up to 30 miles per hour this afternoon. the winds are died down this afternoon. temperature is going to drop like a rock. as soon as the sun sets, a much
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cooler night coming across the region. take a look at temperatures now. way out west. it has cooled down to 72 in oakland. 82 in cumberland. still 94 in washington. still at 91. the amazing thing is the dew point has been dropping all day long. this is very, very dry air. 38, dew point. means our humidity is around 15%, which is just like nevada. i mean, it's extremely dry air mass. and with those winds blowing, we do have that extreme fire danger across the entire region. so please, we have been telling you, please be very careful. we do not want to see these brush fires in our region, of course. so don't flick your cigarette out the window. use your ash tray. be careful with cigarettes, matches, cookouts, whatever. any lighter material can start a fire. 18 here. and 12 down to the beach. higher gusts, as i said, red flag warning for the entire region. today and again through tomorrow. this front moved through the
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region with barely a cloud this morning. it's all down to the south now. and sooner or later, we'll start seeing the cooler air. the really cool air is back across pennsylvania and ohio. that starts moving in tonight. showers. they have decent rain down there. cool front down to the south. cool, high pressure building in for thursday, friday. and through much of the weekend, by sunday night, some of that moisture out to the west may bring us a chance of a shower or thundershower by sunday afternoon. small craft advisory on the bay tomorrow. winds may gust as high as 25 knots. the bay temp around 79. so tonight, clear, yes. breezy, early. and then the winds quit, down to 56 by morning. beautiful sleeping weather tomorrow. and windy and much cooler day, only up to 76. sunshine and a few puffy clouds in the afternoon. big change later on. >> we like that. cool temps. all right, bob. thank you. we'll be playing football under puffy clouds. >> oh, yeah. >> the football season is here.
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5:30. 91 degrees outside. and dry. very dry good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about overnight.
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a bombing attack. he spent five years serving as a marine. jessica kartalija has more from baltimore county. >> they leave the family mourning the loss of their son. 25-year-old chris vail died in afghanistan. his mother, who did not want to on camera, says he was killed in a vehicle when killed by an improvised explosive device. >> he was a brilliant young man. >> when he came back a couple of years ago, you could tell he loved what he was doing. >> vail enlisted in the marines in 2003, when he was just 17. he was wounded by an i.e.d., five years later, and was currently working in afghanistan for a private security firm. >> reporter: and vail had planned on returning, marrying his fiancee, hopefully moving to california and having
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several children. kai? >> vail's body has not returned from overseas. funeral arrangements are now being made. a string of fires destroys entire blocks of homes in michigan. detroit fire officials say at least 85 separate wind-blown fires burned. some of the fires jumping from house to house. vic is in the newsroom with more details on this. >> reporter: wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, knocked down power lines the blaze jumped streets and poured through four neighborhoods. they called in help from several surrounding counties. but most complain about what they called a spot. >> all right, vic. thank you. remarkably, no one was reported injured in the fire. the pastor of a small florida church says he's going to follow through with his pan as with his plans to burn
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copies of the q u' -- qur'an. >> reporter: terry jones is not backing down. >> we have no intention of canceling. >> reporter: despite an international backlash, the florida pastor plans to burn 100 copies of the qur'an on september 11th. he said he wants to send a message that radical islam should not be tolerated. >> it is time for us to stand up, confront terrorism. there is something very much wrong with our policies. >> reporter: the vatican is calling the idea outrageous. the commander of u.s. troops in afghanistan warns burning the muslim holy books could incite attacks on u.s. troops. and secretary of state hillary clinton says it goes against americans' right to religious freedom. >> it doesn't, in any way, represent america or americans
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or american government or american religious or political leadership. >> reporter: the church why jones preaches is tiny. only 50 people in the entire congregation. but he's getting plenty of attention. and some residents worry he's creating a safety risk. >> reporter: we have a big football game coming in this weekend. all of these people. you have to have all of these fanatics running around. you just don't know what's happening. >> reporter: jones is carrying a gun after receiving more than 100 death threats. he's also arming himself with the u.s. constitution, which protects his rights to free speech. michael herzenberg, cbs news, gainesville, florida. >> the local fire department has turned down the pastor's application for a burn permit. but his lawyers say he's still within his rights to hold a protest. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene of a major fire in the 1300 block of calhoun street. several fire trucks are already on the scene of the flames.
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it appears that three homes at this point. they look like row homes are burning. earlier reports are that they are all vacant. wjz will keep you updated on this breaking news. >> reporter: the fiancee of an unarmed man killed by new york city police in a 50-bullet barrage, says she's running for a city council seat. nicole paltry-bell says what happened to her fiance, sean bell, made her realize that there are serious problems out there. sean bell was fatally shot in 2006 outside of a bar, where he had a bachelor party. at the time, police say he appeared to be reaching for a weapon but no weapon was found. the city reached a settlement with his family this year. new insight into what caused the oil disaster in the gulf. the lead bp investigator says eight had to occur for the deep water well to unleash millions of gallons of oil. it killed 11 workers and spewed 206 gallons of oil in the gulf
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of mexico. the report on the company's website blames workers at sea. other companies and a complex series of failures. bp faces hundreds of lawsuits and billions of dollars in liabilities because of the disaster. tonight in healthwatch, there may be a downside to losing weight. a new study found that when people drop pounds, they also release potentially harmful pollutants into their bloosd. the compounds, are normally stored in fatty tissue. it is believed they can increase the risk of certain diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. but more research is needed to confirm that. this friday, cbs will air stand up to cancer. the drug is providing hope to patients who have run out of
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options. 30-year-old liz has always remained active. she was shocked when doctors told her she had lung cancer. >> i had a chest x-ray. it revealed a pretty large tumor in my upper right chest. >> they underwent chemotherapy and surgery for a while. but this showed the cancer was back and spread throughout her body. >> running out of treatment options, her doctor decided to try an experimental drug that only works in about 5% of people diagnosed with lung cancer. >> reporter: the new drug is most successful in patients who carry a genetic mutation. young nonsmokers are more likely to carry it. when it is turned on, it helps cancer tumors grow. it targets alt and turns it off. causing the tumors tumors to shrink. and testing it is having a 90%
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response rate. >> reporter: that is really unprecedented in most types of lung cancer. >> reporter: it only benefits a small percentage of patients. >> more and more are identifying these new genetic mutations that are defining some types of cancer. >> reporter: the pills are helping doles. it's not a cure, but does give patients more time. >> if you live in the statistics, i'd be dead already. so i feel lucky just to be here right now. >> reporter: if future testing is successful, it could be on the market in a year. peggy bunker, cbs news, new york. don't miss stand up to cancer with a star-studded lineup to raise money. it's friday at 8:00, here on wjz 13. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. find the first of the suns' political endorsements. see what is on the list of must-
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have items. and a preview of the regular nfl season. for all of these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. the lyric opera house is a cultural institution that opened back in 1894. and now it is about to be called something else. the new name is in honor of a local name we know well. >> this belongs to you. >> art modell is known as the man who brought football back to baltimore. now, the former ravens owner will also be known as the man who helped bring the lyric opera house back to life. model and his wife patricia are donating $3.5 million to the institution. it is one of the largest gifts on record to a cultural institution in baltimore city. >> and i said, it's got to be kept alive. and you know, you can't have a sitting with two month' entertainment. but good entertainment. >> i thought this would be a
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nice way to perpetuate her name. >> reporter: with the gift, it will be renamed the patricia and arthur model art performing theater. it will allow the theater to finish multimillion-dollar renovations under way. including expanding the height and depth of the stage. and replacing the sandbag system that lowers lowers and raises scenery with a more modern system. >> the lyric will be in a position to bring grand opera back to baltimore in a consistent manner. and a very cost effective manner. as well as musicals, concerts concerts and various problem programs that have trouble fitting into the hall currently. >> reporter: the lyric bid goodbye to the bankrupt baltimore opera company. but with the models' gift and funding from others, opera will be back on the stage next fall. the popular la travialta will grace the stage. >> if you insist on names, put him little. you don't need your name on
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anything. because it's not that you give because you want to. it's that i can keep the theater going. that's the important thing. and we both feel that way. >> patricia model is a former actress. she still looks so beautiful. and the lyric willy be renamed on september 21st. >> how honorable that you don't need your name on the side of a building. >> and you could tell, they were still so much in love. they were the greatest building. i'm happy for them. >> absolutely. still ahead on eyewitness news. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene of a two-alarm fire. i'm bob turk. much cooler temp temps coming our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. first, here's today's report from wall street. ♪
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blaze because there are cinder blocks in the windows, apparently. global warming may bring images of heat waves like this past summer. but scientists say the real threat lies in the extreme forms of weather, both hot and cold. alex demetrick reports, some climate experts say it's already happening. too much rain and too little time? too little rain over too much time. both extremes happened in maryland this past summer. >> having a good, stable environment for agriculture. and one that we understand and are comfortable with. is a good, strong motivation for doing something about climate change. >> reporter: a climate most scientists say is heating up and has been for for decades. from a generation of satellites to centuries of record keeping. computer modeling let scientists rip back and calculate forward in time. they see more extreme weather coming.
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>> more powerful hurricanes along the atlantic coast, to more heavy snows like this winter's back-to-back blizzards. >> reporter: a warmer world means more water evaporates into the atmosphere, fueling more extreme weather. >> that means we head towards a world where there there tends to be more flooding and also longer droughts. those concerns were voiced. environment maryland is pushing for state and federal climate change legislation. >> winds here in the state of maryland. new, clean park standards by 2025 as i stated earlier. as well as federal legislation to combat global warming on a holistic scale. >> legislation that has yet to enter into the calculation. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> extreme weather already
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carries an extreme price tag. in maryland, damage from isabel already cost $4 billion. we're going to start with bernadette. >> yes, we are, mary. well, tomorrow, we start to feel the cooldown. we start out the day in the 50s. and the winds will be up out of the northwest. bringing in that cool, still dry air. and we only top out in the mid- 70s for highs. there will be clouds building up in the afternoon. other than that, it will be dry. for the rest of the five-day, here's bob. tonight, as things clear tonight. the winds will dry down in the 50s. tomorrow, only in the mid-70s. same thing for friday. generally sunny skies. until sunday, maybe a thundershower or thundershower. and boy, do we need it. 79. sunshine returns. 82 and 58. comfortable nights and very pleasant days headed our way. in today's energy saver, your porch light or lamp post
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is one of the highest used light fixtures in your home. it is the perfect place to install energy-saver lights. you can also install a motion sensor that turns the light off when nobody is around. for more information, go to wjz.com and click on our special section on our home page. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for more coming up, denise is standing by with a live preview. medical emergency. a trip to a local abortion clinic leaves a teenager in critical condition. and more controversy over how baltimore police handle rape cases. how congress is now getting involved. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news at 6:00. now, back to mary. so how well do you think you can dance? researchers in england. >> mapped out 19 men's dance moves onto featureless
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characters or avatars. >> the group of 37 women then was asked to rate the dance moves of the avatars, which gave no indication of the men's attractiveness. >> they found they were influenced most greatly by movements involving the neck and lower torso. >> our eyes are up here, right? >> show me your moves, kai. >> i don't have too many. >> i bet you do. >> i'm minimal action jackson today. >> but this is what we see. >> do all kinds of things under here. >> eyewitness sports is up next. the ravens begin the season opener. and the orioles break out the boom in the bronx. but are they good enough to complete the sweep of the yankees? i'll have the afternoon highlights when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] the new subway $2.50 breakfast combo!
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well, the orioles had a chance this afternoon to turn back the clock, nearly a quarter century. going for a three-game sweep for the yankees, in new york. and that's something the o's have not done since 1986. brad bergesen wasn't even a year old when that happened. >> twice, struck out mark teixeira. the o's would take the lead in the fifth. runner on base for matt weeders. batting lefty. he hits this one the opposite way. and that will get out for a two- 1 home run. weeders has 11 home runs this season. new york gets a runner on the 9th. koji ueharra is working for his 8th straight save. deep to left center. and it's a game winner for the yanks. no sweeps for the o's. they will settle for taking two out of three. yankees win it on the pitch.
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ravens are soon headed to the new york area for the monday night season opener, now just five days away. they began preparations for the jets with a light practice in owings mills today. first day on the field for newly acquired receiver t.j. houshmandzadeh, who signed a contract yesterday. he begins the process of beginning with a new team. and caught his first pass from the new qb, joe flacco, at today's workout. >> just sees him out there today. it's kind of like playing with carson again almost. some balls, i'll like, he's not going to throw that. he can throw the ball for sure. >> at jets practice, the return of all pro defensive back. holdout. signed a big contract. it will pay him a guaranteed $32 million. and the ravens i spoke to
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applaud rivas for the contract he received. >> it's well known in the league. that's the best corner in the league. the guy is amazing. i've actually watched film of him this year, trying to raise my game this year. i'm happy for the guy. i think it's a well-deserved contract. >> he deserves every single cent he did. the hardest thing to do in the nfl is cover everybody. everybody says, i'm biased. but you're covering when someone is running at you full speed, some of them backwards. >> we'll bring it to you here on wjz. our special coverage kicks off at 6:30. all here on wjz 13. and of course, the corners appreciate the corner who makes all of the money. because it's a new standard for them. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. i'm mike hellgren at shock trauma, where a man is under armed guard, accused of killing his ex-wife and setting her apartment on fire. the latest on this case, including the protective order she had against him. ,,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. a woman found dead in her apartment. a twist in the, who is charged with killing her and setting her apartment on fire? i'm adam may. the latest in the police investigation coming up. a large amount of a
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potentially deadly chemical spills in southwest baltimore. the latest on the scene is next on wjz eyewitness news. hot september conditions. how long will the weather last? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. wjz at 6:00 starts now. hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> we have breaking news out of baltimore, where crews are battling a large, four-alarm fire. heavy flames are spreading through several row homes in the 1300 block of north calhoun street. as you can see right there,